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Tyler Wright holds nerve to claim back-to-back world surfing titles

  • Australian wins quarter-final at Maui Women’s Pro to win crown
  • Wright seeking her second tour event win of the season

The stakes could not have been higher, but Australian Tyler Wright held her nerve to secure back-to-back world surfing titles after winning her quarter-final at the season-ending Maui Women’s Pro.

The way the cards fell at the tournament in Hawaii, Wright knew victory over local wildcard Brisa Hennessy in the last-eight heat would bring her a second world crown. Defeat would have left the door open to challengers Stephanie Gilmore and Carissa Moore.

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